At Roland Garros

A little tour and then goes for Caroline Garcia. Two days after a sluggish start against the Chinese Wang Xiy in three sets, the best French player lost to Anna Blinkova in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 5-7) this Wednesday . A losing showdown, a bit like the season of the fifth player in the world in search of good sensations on clay since mid-April: she will never have managed to win two games in a row on this surface.

Borrowed in his travels, unable to adjust his powerful forehand (50 unforced errors in total) and often speeding up, the Habs gave in on a Philippe-Chatrier court with full but often extinguished stands, once again confirming their difficulties to shine at the French Open. Disillusioned, we saw her several times plunge her face into her towel when changing sides or looking a little lost in the void during the third round. And a few cannon shots on his explosive forehand were not enough to reverse the trend despite eight match points saved to postpone the sentence.

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As in 2021 and 2022, Garcia falls in his second match of the fortnight. In 2019, the Russian had already indicated the door to the Habs at this same stage of the competition. The Lyonnaise, who has never passed the quarter-final stage at Roland-Garros (in 2017), abandons her three compatriots still in contention in the 32nd finals. Leolia Jeanjean will defend her chances at the end of the afternoon against Elina Avanesyan. On Thursday, it will be Oceane Dodin’s turn to carry the tricolor torch against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, seventh player in the world, while Dianne Parry will challenge Mirra Andreeva.